Sivaraman Eswaran

Dr. Sivaraman Eswaran

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior Lecturer 
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security)

Contact Details
Location: Skylark 3 Room 309
Tel: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2477
Fax: +60 85 630 254

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Sivaraman Eswaran is working as a Senior Lecturer with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Curtin University, Malaysia. He holds the position of Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Computing (Cybersecurity) program since January 2023. In addition to his academic role, he serves as the leader of the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) Cybersecurity Keylabs Working Group. In this capacity, he actively contributes to driving cybersecurity advancements in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.

He has recently received the esteemed Fellow HEA recognition, accredited by Advance HE in the UK, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to teaching, learning, and student success. He also received the 2023 Students’ Choice Award from the Curtin Malaysia Student Council for his dedication to teaching excellence and quality academic support, based on university student votes.

He is a CompTIA Security+ certified professional and EC-Council Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and EMC Academic Associate. He is a Senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. His research interests include cyber security and cloud computing. He has published several research papers in refereed journals and conferences. Furthermore, he is a registered volunteer in the National Security Database to assist and guide Cybercrime victims.

Academic History

  • Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, Malaysia Dates (July, 2022 to Present)
  • Program Coordinator (Cyber Security), Curtin University, Malaysia Dates (January, 2023 to Present)
  • Cybersecurity Keylabs Leader, Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), Sarawak, Malaysia Dates (January, 2023 to Present)
  • Associate Professor, PES University, Dates (August, 2018 to June, 2022)
  • Technical Instructor, IBM Career Education, Dates (June, 2017 to July, 2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Dr.N.G.P. Institute of Technology, Dates (June, 2011 to May 2017)


  1. Fellow, Advance HE, UK (2024)
  2. Students’ Choice Award by Curtin Malaysia Student Council (2023).
  3. Elevated to Senior Member Grade of IEEE in 2021.
  4. Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Application, July 2018 conducted by University Grants Commission.
  5. Qualified Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TN SET) for Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Application, April 2017 conducted by Government of Tamil Nadu.
  6. Certified Professional CE “Security+” by CompTIA on 30th July 2020 (Code: 22D27EME8CB1QW9Y).
  7. Certified as “Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator v9.0” by EC-Council on 13th June 2020 (Certificate Number: ECC0267543189).
  8. Certified as “EMC Academic Associate – Cloud Infrastructure and Services” by EMC2 Corporation on 8th February 2014 (Verification Code: HR12QV3YNNBQQD0T).

Research Interest

  • Cyber Security
  • 5G Networks
  • Cloud Computing

Subjects Taught

  • Network Security
  • Information Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Network Design
  • Penetration Testing and Defense
  • Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling
  • Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming
  • Fundamental Concepts of Data Security
  • Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography
  • Cyberlaw and Ethics

Research Funding & Research Projects

  1. Grant Name: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Title of the Project: A framework of graph-based representation model of insider detection scheme for multiple various data sources using a graph-based deep learning algorithm
    Amount & Funder: RM 59,900 & Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
    Role: Member
    Collaborators: Swinburne University of Technology
    Duration/Status: Jan 2024 – Dec 2025 / Ongoing

  2. Grant Name: Curtin Malaysia Research Institute Collaborative Research Scheme (CMRI-CRS) 2022 [Swinburne-Curtin-Nottingham Consortium Grant]
    Title of the Project: Implementation and Evaluation of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms for IoT Environment
    Amount & Funder: RM 20,000 & Curtin University Malaysia
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Collaborators: Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak and University of Nottingham, Malaysia
    Duration/Status: Dec 2022 – Nov 2024 / Ongoing

  3. Grant Name: Curtin Australia Cybersecurity Cross-Campus Seed Grant 2022
    Title of the Project: Enhancing Cybersecurity through Entropy-Based Web Log and User Activity Anomaly Detection
    Amount & Funder: RM 12,473 & Curtin University Perth
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Collaborators: Curtin University Perth & Dubai Campuses
    Duration/Status: Dec 2022- Nov 2023 / Completed

  4. Grant Name: Curtin Malaysia Collaborative Research Scheme (CMCR)
    Title of the Project: Curtin University Malaysia’s Cybersecurity Readiness Evaluation using Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
    Amount & Funder: RM 20,000 & Curtin University Malaysia
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Collaborators: Curtin University Dubai Campus
    Duration/Status: Dec 2022 – Dec 2023 / Completed

  5. Grant Name: PES University Internal Research Grant
    Title of the Project: Similarity Mapping of Substantial Metadata for Sustainable Cyber Crime Investigation
    Amount & Funder: INR 15.89 Lakhs & PES University, Bangalore, India
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Collaborator: Nil
    Duration/Status: Sept 2020 – June 2022 / Completed

  6. Grant Name: Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Project (CMTIP)
    Project Title: A Student-Led Investigation of NIST’s Lightweight Cryptography Finalists
    Duration: Semester 1 & 2, 2024

  7. Grant Name: Curtin Malaysia Community Engagement Fund (CMCE)
    Project Title: Curtin CyberCare: A Community-Driven Project for Cyber Wellness in Miri Secondary Schools
    Duration: Semester 1, 2024

  8. Grant Name: Curtin Malaysia Teaching Support (CMTS)
    Project Title: PTD-CTF: Gamifying Penetration Testing for Fun and Learning
    Duration: Semester 2, 2023


A. Journal Publications


  1. Shanmugam, V., Huo Chong, L., Gopal, L., Eswaran, S., and Choo Wee, R. C. (2024). Network-aware virtual machine placement using enriched butterfly optimization algorithm in cloud computing paradigm. Cluster Computing, Accepted (SCIE, IF:4.4, Q2).
  2. Mahalakshmi, V., Shenbagavalli, P., Raguvaran, S., Rajakumareswaran, V., & Sivaraman, E. (2024). Twitter sentiment analysis using conditional generative adversarial network. International Journal of Cognitive Computing in Engineering, (Scopus).
  3. Munirathinam, R., Tamilnidhi, M., Thangaraj, R., Eswaran, S., Chandrasekaran, G., & Kumar, N. S. (2024). Automatic multiclass classification of laryngeal cancer using deep convolution neural networks. Electronics Letters60(1), e13070, (SCI, IF:1.1, Q4).


  1. Thangaraj, R., Pandiyan, P., Ramakrishnan, J., Nallakumar, R., & Eswaran, S. (2023). A deep convolution neural network for automated Covid-19 disease detection using chest X-ray images. Healthcare Analytics, 100278, (Scopus).
  2. Gopalakrishnan, A., Kulkarni, N. P., Raghavendra, C. B., Manjappa, R., Honnavalli, P., & Sivaraman, E. (2023). PriMed: Private federated training and encrypted inference on medical images in healthcare. Expert Systems. (SCIE, IF: 2.812).
  3. Sivaram, J., Narrain, J. M., Honnavalli, P., & Eswaran, S. (2023). Adversarial machine learning: the rise in AI-enabled crime. Computer Fraud & Security, 2023(2), (Scopus).
  4. Eswaran, S., Honnavalli, P. (2023). Private 5G networks: a survey on enabling technologies, deployment models, use cases and research directions. Telecommunication Systems, 82(1), pp.3-26, (SCIE, IF: 2.336).


  1. Kansal, K., Krishna, P. S., Jain, P. B., Surya, R., Honnavalli, P., & Eswaran, S. (2022). Defending against adversarial attacks on covid-19 classifier: A denoiser-based approach, Heliyon, Vol. 8, No. 10, (SCIE, IF: 3.776).
  2. Chegu, S., Reddy, G. U., Bhambore, B. S., Adeab, K., Honnavalli, P., & Eswaran, S. (2022). An improved filter against injection attacks using regex and machine learning. Network Security, 2022(9), (Scopus).


  1. Eswaran, S., Rani, V., D., D., Ramakrishnan, J., & Selvakumar, S. (2021). An enhanced network intrusion detection system for malicious crawler detection and security event correlations in ubiquitous banking infrastructure. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, 18(1), 59–78, (Scopus, ESCI).
  2. Daniel D., Preethi N., Jakka, A., & Eswaran, S. (2021). Collaborative Intrusion Detection System in Cognitive Smart City Network (CSC-Net). International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science, 12(1), pp.60–73, (Scopus, ESCI).
  3. Eswaran, S., Srinivasan, A., & Honnavalli, P. (2021). A threshold-based, real-time analysis in early detection of endpoint anomalies using SIEM expertise. Network Security, 2021(4), 7–16, (Scopus).

Conference Proceedings

  1. Ramasami, M. V., Thangaraj, R., Kumar, S. M., & Eswaran, S. (2023). Exploratory Data Analysis of Walmart Outlets Sales using Data Analytics Techniques. In 2023 International Conference on Digital Applications, Transformation & Economy (ICDATE), pp. 1-4,
  2. Singhal, R., Modi, H., Srihari, S., Gandhi, A., Prakash, C. O., & Eswaran, S. (2023). Body Posture Correction and Hand Gesture Detection Using Federated Learning and Mediapipe. In 2023 International Conference for Innovation in Technology (INOCON), pp. 1-6,
  3. Bingeri, M. R., Eswaran, S., & Honnavalli, P. (2023). Malicious Network Traffic Detection in Internet of Things Using Machine Learning. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, pp. 707-718.
  4. A. Puranik, A. V. Akkihal, P. B. Honnavalli and S. Eswaran (2022). CoreMedi: Secure Medical Records Sharing Using Blockchain Technology. 2022 International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry (ICDABI), Sakhir, Bahrain, pp. 33-37,
  5. Yalamuri, G., Honnavalli, P., & Eswaran, S. (2022). A Review of the Present Cryptographic Arsenal to Deal with Post-Quantum Threats. Procedia Computer Science, 215, pp.834–845.
  6. Pawar, Y. S., Honnavalli, P., & Eswaran, S. (2022). Cyber Attack Detection on Self-Driving Cars Using Machine Learning Techniques. 2022 IEEE 3rd Global Conference for Advancement in Technology (GCAT).
  7. Srastika, N. Bhandary, S. R. S, P. Honnavalli and S. Eswaran (2022), “An Enhanced Malware Detection Approach using Machine Learning and Feature Selection”, 2022 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Sustainable Communication Systems (ICESC), pp. 909-914,
  8. Z. A. Syed, S. Gummadi, E. L. Mahima, S. Reddy Naina, S. Eswaran and P. Honnavalli (2022), “Performance Analysis of 5G Network Slicing Simulations Using SimPy”, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), pp. 1-6,
  9. R. Abhishek, K. Kushal, P. Reddy, R. Shetty, S. Eswaran and P. Honnavalli (2022), “An Enhanced Deployment of 5G Network Using Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm”, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), pp. 1-6,
  10. A. SR, K. Mahadev, S. Prasad, S. Eswaran and P. Honnavalli (2022), “OpenDaylight as Software Defined Networking Controller: Shortcomings and Possible Solutions”, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), pp. 1-6,
  11. R. Kamath, A. Ghoshal, S. Eswaran and P. Honnavalli (2022), “An Enhanced Context-based Emotion Detection Model using RoBERTa”, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), pp. 1-6,
  12. Mangipudi, G. M., Sivaraman, E., Honnavalli, P. (2022). Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Key Distribution Protocols: A Survey on the Concepts, Protocols, Current Trends and Open Challenges. 19th L&T Conference 2022, Saudi Arabia (in Production).
  13. Mani, R. G., Parthasarathy, R., Eswaran, S., & Honnavalli, P. (2022). A Survey on Digital Image Forensics: Metadata and Image forgeries. WAC-2022: Workshop on Applied Computing, India, pp.22–55,

HDR Supervision

  • HDR Student Name: Veeramani Shanmugam (PhD)
    Project: Multi-Objective Awareness Schemes for Virtual Machine Placement in Cloud Computing using Reinforced Evolutionary Algorithm
    Status: Completed
  • HDR Student Name: Zuo Haiwei (PhD)
    Project: Improve Older Adult Well-Being in Virtual Reality using Serious Games Theoretical Framework, Curtin University Malaysia
    Status: M1 Completed
  • HDR Student Name: Chian Jui Lee (MPhil)
    Project: A Robust and Privacy-Preserving AI Framework for Medical Imaging
    Status: Enrolled

Invited Speakers

  • Guest lecture on “The Role of SIEM in Security Operation Center”, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, 2024.
  • Guest lecture on “A Deep Dive into Privacy-Preserving Artificial Intelligence Techniques”, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 2024.
  • International Conference Keynote Session on “Cryptographic Frontiers with Post-Quantum Cryptography, Homomorphic Encryption, and Lightweight Cryptography”, BVRIT HYDERABAD College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Cyber Threat Hunting and Intelligence: A Hands-On Approach”, SRM University, Delhi-NCR, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Exploring Emerging Technologies, Trends, and the Research Landscape in Cybersecurity”, SRM University, Delhi-NCR, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Security Onion for Real-Time Threat Detection and Response”, VIT University, Chennai, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Research Frontiers in Cyber Security”, VIT University, Chennai, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Uncovering Hidden Gems: A Deep Dive into Open-Source Intelligence Techniques”, 2023, Reva University, Bangalore, India.
  • 5 Days Workshop on “Switching and Routing Protocols – A Hands-on Approach”, 2022, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore, India.
  • Guest lecture on “Network Visibility using Security Onion: A Cyber Threat Intelligence-based Approach”, 2022, VIT, Vellore, India.
  • Guest Lecture on “Cyber Threat Intelligence: Opportunities, Solutions and Research Challenges”, 2022, Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, HEA, Advance HE, UK (PR285295)
  • IEEE Senior Member (96395190)
  • ACM Professional Member (6668830)

Professional Activities

  • HRD Corp Malaysia Certified Trainer
  • Organizer – CurtinMalaysia Capture the Flag (CTF) Hackathon 2023
  • Guest Editor: International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IGI-Global publisher), Special Issue on ‘Advanced Digital Forensic Techniques for Digital Traces’, 2021 (Vol. 13, No. 5).
  • Guest Editor: Journal of Applied Security Research (Taylor & Francis publisher), Special Issue on ‘AI for Cybercrime Prevention and Detection: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions’, Deadline: 31 July 2023, Link:
  • Guest Editor: Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Special Issue on “Advancements in Security and Privacy for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things”, Submissions open [].
  • Reviewer: Journals: IEEE Systems Journal, Journal of Computer Security, Computing and Informatics, Tsinghua Science and Technology, Journal of Applied Security Research, Scientific Reports
  • Conference Organizing Committee (GECOST 2024, ICDATE 2023, GEn-CITy 2023, ICNWC 2023, ICRTAC 2023)
  • Ph.D. External Thesis Reviewer